3 ex-IDF officers charged in case of drowned soldier

The IDF chief prosecutor charges three former officers in a case involving the accidental drowning death of a soldier.

The charges stem from an incident last July in which Ilan Yankilevich, 19, drowned in a water reservoir near Kibbutz Kissufim in southern Israel. Yankilevich was a corporal in the IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit.

Two of the officers indicted Monday, a major and a second lieutenant, are charged with causing death by negligence, as well as negligence. The third officer, a second lieutenant, is charged with negligence.

The three officers were dismissed from their positions in September, as recommended by an IDF investigation into the incident.

— Times of Israel staff

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